In a new blog from our Honorary Librarian Dr Morven McElroy, she explains about singing in Glasgow Royal Infirmary’s Choir and the positive wellbeing benefits of this:
I love to sing although I know some people don’t. About 18 months ago a few of us got together with the view to starting a choir for Christmas at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Mairi our choirmaster volunteered (and still does) her time along with a full-time job.
Initially, we met every Monday night. We then got to perform at Christmas time last year and sang a couple of pieces and some carols in some of the wards which went down well with patients. We also sang at the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Chairman’s awards (photo above) which was fun!
For me, there is something feel good around being in a team and singing together along with other numerous physiological benefits of singing. We certainly have a good laugh at times. We have also had a tutorial around looking after your voice from the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Speech and Language Therapy team.
The timings have changed along the way and we are now back to meeting on a Monday evening on the run up to this Christmas. If any staff associated with the Glasgow Royal Infirmary are interested please come along on a Monday evening!